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Charming Cottage Nestled in the Woods off the 'Beaten Path'

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bath screened in porch & open patio deck

New cottage tucked in the woods,1900 sq ft living space, walking or biking distance to beach, Four Winds Casino, local stores and restaurants. A short distance (10 miles ) to Michigan City's Blue Chip Casino and Lighthouse Premium Outlet Mall, for your shopping convenience. This is a charming and comfortable new 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths cottage. The master bedroom has a queen bed and private bath, the second bedroom has a queen bed, and 3 rd bedroom (in the loft) has 2 twin size beds. The Kitchen has new s/s appliances and granite counter tops. Plenty of dishes, pots and silverware. Screened deck, gas log fireplace and a log burning fire pit on the deck are only few amenities to mention, linens, bath and beach towels are also supplied.

Brand new cottage, no clutter, nestled in the woods, & surrounded by nature. We have granite counter tops all cooking utensils and pots, George Foreman Grille, no stick electric grille, coffee & tea pots, Panini grille, spices & more. Open deck with picnic table, fire Pit and charcoal grille, screened porch with seating/lounging for 6. Walk or bike to the beach or casino walking distance to the Am Track train station (1/2 mile away) to Chicago Downtown area and it's a one hour ride.

More Details

Lucy or Brian
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, polish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Lucy or Brian

My wife and I have been vacation home owners for 29 years our last venture was a Condo in the Dells which we sold in 2007

Lucy or Brian purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Lucy or Brian chose Southwest Michigan

With time and age our trek to the Dells became harder and harder because of the distance from our home. We were always interested in New Buffalo so after we sold our place in the Dells we came over here.

What makes this cottage unique

Proximity to Chicago. 60-70 miles


New Buffalo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet time after 10:00pm no shouting or swearing.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , attached to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st floor main bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Loft bathroom
  • Master Bath has a stationary shower and soaker tub. The main bathroom has an oversize glass wall shower that has a hand held shower head. The linen closet has 12 bath towels at least 6 beach towels for your use. Up on the loft there is a half bath for your convenience.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beautiful view of the woods
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Dining room table seats six. TV on the loft with a Blueray/DVD player is available and I've even thrown in some recent movies for your enjoyment There are two beach chairs available if you want to drag them out on to the beach and plenty of beach towels too. The Casino is out on Mauden Road ( Jefferson becomes Mauden at the bend) approximately 1 & 1/2 miles from the Cottage. The Outlet Mall is 10 miles away out on route 12 in Michigan City, when you see the cooling tower it will be on your left. The golf course is just Southwest of the cottage approximately 3 miles away. Very charming themed design. It will remind you of being a kid going up to the cottage with your folks oversized Silverware & China.


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Charming Cottage Nestled in the Woods off the 'Beaten Path'
average rating of 4.8166666 based on 60 reviews
Avon, Indiana

I have stayed in this house before

  • 5 of 5

This house is nestled in a lovely serene area. Very peaceful.

I have stayed here before. I will recommend this to my friends

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A highlight of our summer!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time that we have stayed in this New Buffalo home and we love it. It is easy to rent, full of great amenities and close to beach and restaurants. Our favorite is the screened in porch which lets us enjoy the outdoors to end our day. We highly recommend this home as well as New Buffalo!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Louis, MO

Run down..

  • 3 of 5

Our family was overall disappointed with the cottage. This house is not "NEW". It's at least 10 years old and looks it! While the house itself and the development are nice, the property is not well taken care of and the amenities are extremely dated. To start, the entire interior needs a fresh coat of paint. It is very obvious when you first walk in that this place has been rented a lot, and rented hard. The toilet upstairs is broken and runs on constantly unless you manually adjust the components in the tank (which our 11 & 12 year olds did not like doing every time they needed to use the restroom). The internet is a joke. You are better off using your phone as the cell towers have faster speed. The neighbor told me she has high speed cable internet, why does this place have DSL that doesn't even work? BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS. The listing said they had a minimum of six beach towels and of course, there were none in the house. There are no gaming systems! I specifically told the kiddos not to bring their PlayStation since the listing said they had two gaming systems. I thought it would be fun for them to play the games I grew up with..didn't happen. The kitchen supplies are from the 1960's at best. The toaster is completely rusted. The pot I used to boil pasta had a handle that crumbled while carrying it causing boiling water to spill all over my left hand...and there are not lids so we had to use a small rusted cooking sheet to get the water to boil. Don't plan on grilling. The propane tank is empty, which wasn't even the real problem. The bottom of the grill is completely rusted out so none of the heat is contained. I could go on about the sheets and the towels, etc but you get the point. Giving Three stars simply because the area is nice and the neighbors take good care of their properties. If they would put a little bit of money into this place and do some normal maintenance it could be much nicer.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home. This is just what we needed. Thank you Lucy and Brian.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, clean, modern, well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home in quiet area about 1.5 miles from the beach -- an easy walk or a quick car ride (pass provided for beach lot parking). House has modern appliances, fully stocked kitchen to meet cooking needs, lovely screened in porch with outside BBQ and fire pit. Great place for a family with children or just a couple for a quiet get-away on the shores of Lake Michigan.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Buffalo--Walden Way

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and surrounding property. Very solid rental with all the amenities you will need for a fun getaway! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Brewster's Italian Cafe
Redamak's Tavern
Round Barn Winery
Barneys Market
Whittaker Woods Golf Community
Rios Mexican Food
Gourmet House
El Bracero
Nearest Airport
86 Miles
O'Hare Internatioal Air Port Chicago
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Casey's Bar & Grill 136 N. Whittaker St
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Whittaker Woods 12578 Wilson Rd
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Am Track
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rosie's on Whittaker St
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
New Buffalo Public Beach
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Gambling, Golf, Horseback riding, Berry picking, Cycling, Kayaking, & Wine tasting.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $105
Damage Deposit $200

100% refund if canceled over 30 days before arrival. Less than 30 zero refund but all monies deposited can be applied to any available future bookings. There are no penalties. Homeaway's policies maybe slightly different I will honor either which ever is most beneficial to the customer's needs.
Standard arrival times are 3:00 pm and departure at 10:00 am in season (summer time) Departures are strictly enforced however off season & arrival times are more relaxed. When housekeeping is done it's yours. Starting from the balance of the 2017 season there is a 200.00 refundable security deposit because their have been many violations this year on number of people and loud noises after 11:00 pm the home owners association has levied a 200.00 on me for violations.
One other note about booking inquiries they usually come in clusters of 2 & 3 at a time for approximately the same dates at the same time so I am carrying on a conversation with several people when some one in the group says "I want to book your cottage" the other people I am conversing with are informed that I have a unconfirmed booking in range of their requested dates and the conversation stops. The party who is requesting the booking has 3 days to get the deposit check to me otherwise the cottage is put back in circulation to receive inquires. PayPal is available only as a last minute pay option and you must add a 5% service fee to your booking amount when paying.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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